Kruger National Park
The world famous Kruger National Park is definitely one of the top places to visit in South Africa, this is the place known for the Big 5, for its sizzling sun and for the fact that you can experience a slice of wild Africa and then wander back to your camp and enjoy a drink or two from the luxury of your porch. The park’s vast landscape is a playground for exploration and we’ve put together your personal guided safari of the Kruger National Park, to make sure you’re not missing out on nature’s most amazing activities that she offers. Your tour will collect you from Johannesburg, pamper you all the way, introduce you to some of the amazing African animals, accommodation is in our private lodge where you will dine with your guide and discuss events of the day and the future events of the morning. Eventually returning you to Johannesburg all in an air-conditioned mini bus.
The beauty is that we still get a peek into the lives of bushmen who live off the land. The Kruger National Park is home to cultural villages of Ndebele, Pedi, San, Shangaan, Tsonga and Venda, offering you the opportunity to watch as a woman makes butter or shape beads out of ostrich shells; an experience that makes you appreciate the convenience of your own world so much more. Eat with them, learn their dances and observe a day in the life of traditional man. You can also do some bush braai’s (a braai is South African slang for a barbeque).
There is really only one thing better than being surrounded by the quiet and peacefulness of the African wilderness – the crackle of the wood in the fire as you barbeque your dinner – this is the African wilderness. A guided night game drive takes you to a clearing dotted with lanterns and fires. While you sit and listen to the sounds of nature, your food is prepared over an open fire.
Visit a Cultural Heritage Site, the Kruger National Park is a conservation area: conservation of wildlife and conservation of historical sites. Visit the Iron Age old site of Thulamela. When Great Zimbabwe was abandoned over 500 years ago, groups moved down to Northern Kruger and started smaller chiefdoms. Nowadays there are still traces of trade, farming and graves at Thulamela.
To complete the whole African experience, a trip to a time-capsule site, enlightens while you re-discover the areas history. My personal favourite is going on an Elephant back safari; If you look down your nose at vertigo and give a thumbs-up to dappling in the adventurously unusual: you’ve got to try this! Saddled on an elephant, you wander the Kruger National Park.
A trip to the Kruger National Park is a hugely exciting adventure: one that should be enjoyed to the nth degree. Sharing these top five things to do in the Kruger National Park, only means you’re one step closer to enjoying the ultimate African wilderness experience.
Accommodation near Kruger Park comes in various forms. The surrounding areas have exclusive use villas, hotels, guest houses and an assortment of safari lodges. While most properties are on a bed and breakfast basis, there are many with full self-catering facilities which are great for families. There are many safari and guest lodges in the Greater Kruger Area that have wildlife on site. There are also extra activities available which include private bush walks and game drives plus guided game drives into Kruger National Park which allow for a more personal experience.